High school basketball scores and player statistics for December 5, 2017
Clear Springs 83, Baytown Sterling 57
The Clear Springs Chargers continued to extend their seven-point first-quarter lead over Sterling by winning the second (17-9) and third (23-12) to cruise to a win in their home opener.
Jalen White led the Chargers with a game-high 19 points.
Clear Springs next will participate in the Fort Bend ISD Tournament that will run Thursday through Saturday.
Dickinson 75, Fort Bend Ridge Point 67
The Dickinson Gators staved off a tough road challenge against Ridge Point to come away with a quality non-district win Tuesday.
Leading just 50-48 headed into the fourth quarter, Dickinson closed out the game strong with a flurry of offense to keep the Panthers at bay.
Tramon Mark racked up 26 points to lead the Gators. Deuce Guidry added 12 points, Ronny Nguyen 10 points, Gary Horton eight points and Nate Randle seven points.
Next up for Dickinson will be the Hidalgo Pirate Classic tournament, which will be held Thursday through Saturday.
Fort Bend Elkins 83, Santa Fe 62
The Santa Fe Indians had a valiant effort against the heavily-favored Elkins Knights, but couldn’t score the upset win in Tuesday’s District 23-5A opener.
Cisco Silva poured in 25 points to lead Santa Fe. Austin Lamb added 14 points, and Matt McCollum chipped in 12 points for the Indians.
Santa Fe returns to the hardwood in the Columbus Varsity Tournament, to be held Thursday through Saturday.
Other boys scores:
Brazosport 71, La Marque 63
South Houston 65, Clear Falls 51
Houston St. Agnes 53, Clear Creek 40
Clear Creek won the first quarter 11-9 to take a 21-19 halftime lead, but St.Agnes used a strong second half in outscoring the Wildcats 34-19.
Lauren Sinclair had eight points for the Wildcats.
Clear Creek will be back in action next Tuesday when the Wildcats kick off District 24-6A play on the road against Clear Lake at 7 p.m.
Cy Ranch 63, Clear Springs 53
Despite winning the fourth quarter 20-11, Clear Springs could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit in a road loss.
Blaze Blair tallied 16 points and Vianey Galvan chipped in with 10 points for the Chargers.
Clear Springs will be looking to bounce back when the Chargers host Pearland on Friday at 7 p.m.
Hitchcock 62, Cleveland 27
The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs started fast and never really looked back in a rout of the Cleveland Lady Indians at home Tuesday.
After winning the first quarter by the score of 14-6, the Lady ‘Dawgs dominated the second quarter to take a commanding 31-10 lead into the halftime break. By the end of the third period, Hitchcock’s lead grew to 45-17.
Taivionna Daniels torched the nets for 26 points — nearly outscoring Cleveland all by herself. Breanna Birdow and Majesty Otems each chipped in nine points.
Hitchcock remains at home for its next game, hosting Brazosport at 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Other girls scores:
Waller 32, Dickinson 29
Richmond Foster 55, Clear Falls 53
Fort Bend Elkins 71, Santa Fe 48
Editor’s note: Will be updated if more information becomes available.